Key players in a government investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the Georgia election
A criminal investigation into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia has been ongoing for more than two and a half years.
Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis formed a special grand jury last year to make recommendations for criminal prosecutions. A new grand jury is expected soon in July to consider potential election-related charges against Trump.
Willis recently indicated that an indictment may be imminent. As the DA appears to be nearing the end of its investigation, here’s a look at the key players in the Georgia election investigation other than Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
Raffensperger certified the state’s election results—and then re-certified them after the Trump team demanded a recount—confirming President Joe Biden’s victory in the state. In a now-infamous phone call, Trump told Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to win Georgia during an hour-long call on Jan. 2, 2021, obtained by ABC News. Raffensperger testified before a special grand jury last year.
Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis
Willis launched the criminal investigation in February 2021, a month after Trump called Raffensperger, according to a letter to state officials obtained by ABC News.
“This investigation includes, but is not limited to, potential violations of Georgia law prohibiting the solicitation of electoral fraud, making false statements to state and local government agencies, conspiracy, extortion, breach of oath and any involvement in violent or threats related to the administration,” Willis wrote in the letter. The election.
Trump’s legal team unsuccessfully sought her removal from the case and overturned the grand jury’s special report.
Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney
McBurney is assigned to the DA case. Among his decisions, in February he ordered that parts of the special grand jury report be released, while the majority remain sealed.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
Along with Raffensburger, Kemp certified the election results in Georgia. Willis Kemp was notified in her February 2021 letter that her office had opened an investigation into efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election. He testified before a special grand jury last year.
Meadows, the White House chief of staff at the time, was heard speaking on the Ravensburger call. A judge last year ordered him to speak before a special grand jury.
Trump’s one-time personal attorney was told last year that he was considered a “target” for the Fulton County District Attorney’s investigation, according to sources familiar with the matter.
He testified before a special grand jury last year.
Trump’s former election attorney John Eastman testified before the special grand jury last year, his attorneys said at the time, during which he pleaded for the fifth hearing. They advised him to “affirm attorney-client privilege and the constitutional right to remain silent when appropriate,” they said in the statement.
16 fake voters
Prosecutors disclosed in court documents last year that sixteen “phantom voters” who allegedly participated in a scheme to overturn state election results were advised they were targets of a criminal investigation.
McBurney disqualified Willis from investigating one of the 16 — Georgia Gov. Bert Jones — because she held a fundraiser for his political opponent last year.
In May, eight “fake voters” agreed to immunity in the investigation, according to their attorneys.
This article originally appeared on abcnews.go.com